One of the most frustrating things that can happen at home is a clogged gutter system. It’s a common occurrence – especially if you don’t have a gutter guard to shield it from roof debris. Gutter guards make sure that your gutter will never clog easily. We all hate having to drag the ladder in the middle of rain just to fix this problem. If you don’t want to buy a gutter guard, you can go for a DIY gutter guard & protection Melbourne. It’s easy to make and can provide a solid line of protection for your gutters the moment you install it. So, without further ado, let’s make a gutter guard!
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- Tape measure
- Metal snips
- Rust-resistant spray paint
- Wire mesh (with mesh openings not greater than ¼-inch
- Box of penny nails
- Box of small self-drilling screws
- Box of washers (1/4-inch size)
Making Your Gutter Guard
Use the hacksaw and cut the rolls of mesh in half, making two four-inches wide rolls.
Spray-paint the mesh to provide enhanced rust/oxidation-resistant protection. This step is an option since the mesh won’t need it since it will either be made of aluminium or galvanized steel.
Cut the rolls of the mesh into shorter lengths to make them easier to handle.
Use washers and nails to secure the mesh to the roof of the house. Attach the other edge to the outer edge of your gutter using self-drilling screws and the electric drill. You can also use a screwdriver. Place nails and screws at approximately every 18 inches to ensure that it stays secure.
When you encounter gutter stiffness, use a self-drilling screw to attach the mesh to the stiffener for added strength and durability.
When the end of a piece of the roll is encountered, overlap the pieces by one or two inches, ensuring that there isn’t any debris that can get into the gutter quickly. You can also use different kinds of gutter guards such as foam or even a screen. However, we recommend the mesh-type as it has finer holes and can guarantee that no debris will get through.
Having read this article, you will know what you need to do to install your DIY gutter guard & protection Melbourne system. For more guides on how to install other types of gutter guard, check out our blog page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news on gutter system technology.